Murray Constantine - Proud Man - Association Copy w/ Limited Edition and Proof - Boriswood, 1934, Signed First Edition.


Availability: In Stock Out Of Stock
Code: 6865

£0.00 £0.00
Earn 0 Rewards Points

SOLD
ADD TO WISHLIST

London, Boriswood, 1934. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. Three [3] volumes, being an inscribed first edition, a limited edition and a proof. A science fiction novel concerning a a visitor from the future ovserving the present day [Locke, vI, p57; Bleiler, p46]. Bleiler has it as a supermen novel with visitors from elsewhere. The first edition, in the jacket, is inscribed by the author 'To Margaret / from / Kay / May 4th 1934' The Margaret in question was Burdekin's (Constantine) close friend and collaborator Margaret Goldsmith. Goldsmith and Burdekin collaborated on the 1940 novel Venus in Scorpio. A lovely association copy. The book is also signed as Murray Constantine to the title page. Also offered is a limited edition that was limited to 12 copies and five presentation copies. The 12 copies are noted as being numbered. The present copy is signed, but neither numbered nor carrying a presentation inscription. We assume therefore that it's either out of series, or a presentation copy without inscription. Also present is a proof copy; probably the scarcest of the three volumes. The proof has numerous corrections throughout, though no indication is given. Condition is generally very good. The proof has a tear to the spine at the upper wrap and a little wear to the head of the spine. The spine and upper wrap have had the title written on. The limited edition has a glassine jacket on it, a little shorter than the book. No indication as to whether this was issued with the book or not, though the glassine is very much aged so has been there a good few decades. One chip to the lower edge of the glassine. The bevelled, paper-covered boards are in excellent condition if a little bronwed where the glassine doesn't reach. Proud Man order form laid in. Offsetting to endpapers. The first edition is in the jacket, some tears, the longest, V-shaped, to the top of the spine and another to the fore corner. Spine toned. tick-shaped tear to spine. Tape to inside where the two tears have been fixed. Internally very tidy, with a few creases to some leaves. A very interesting lot. [6865, Hyraxia Books].

Have a question?






You may also like

J.G. Ballard - The Crystal World - Jonathan Cape, 1966, First Edition.

J.G. Ballard - The Crystal World - Jonathan Cape, 1966, First Edition.

£250.00
Alastair Reynolds - The Prefect - Gollancz, 2007, Signed First Edition.

Alastair Reynolds - The Prefect - Gollancz, 2007, Signed First Edition.

£30.00
James Blish - A Case of Conscience - Faber, 1959, First Edition.

James Blish - A Case of Conscience - Faber, 1959, First Edition.

£800.00
Anonymous [Samuel Tinsley?] - Etymonia - Samuel Tinsley, 1875, First Edition.

Anonymous [Samuel Tinsley?] - Etymonia - Samuel Tinsley, 1875, First Edition.

£1,250.00
Mervyn Peake - The Gormenghast Trilogy [comprising] Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone - Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946-1959, First Edition.

Mervyn Peake - The Gormenghast Trilogy [comprising] Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone - Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946-1959, First Edition.

£2,500.00
Peter F. Hamilton - Fallen Dragon - Macmillan, 2001, Proof.

Peter F. Hamilton - Fallen Dragon - Macmillan, 2001, Proof.

£10.00
John W. Campbell - Cloak of Aesir - Shasta, US, 1952 - First Edition

John W. Campbell - Cloak of Aesir - Shasta, US, 1952 - First Edition

£40.00
D.G. Compton - Ascendancies - Gollancz, 1980, First Edition.

D.G. Compton - Ascendancies - Gollancz, 1980, First Edition w/ Proof.

£75.00
Peter F. Hamilton - The Reality Dysfunction - Macmillan, 1996, Signed First Edition.

Peter F. Hamilton - The Reality Dysfunction - Macmillan, 1996, Signed First Edition.

£300.00
Gaston Leroux - The Man With the Black Feather - Small, Maynard & Company, 1912, First Edition.

Gaston Leroux - The Man With the Black Feather - Small, Maynard & Company, 1912, First Edition.

£40.00
John Scalzi - Old Man's War - Tor, 2005, First Edition.

John Scalzi - Old Man's War - Tor, 2005, First Edition.

£425.00
Zenna Henderson - The People: No Different Flesh - Gollancz, 1966, First Edition.

Zenna Henderson - The People: No Different Flesh - Gollancz, 1966, First Edition.

£375.00
Erroll Collins - Submarine City - Lutterworth Press, 1946, First Edition.

Erroll Collins - Submarine City - Lutterworth Press, 1946, First Edition.

£20.00
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonflight - Walker Books, 1968, First Edition.

Anne McCaffrey - Dragonflight - Walker Books, 1968, First Edition.

£1,200.00
Jonathan Burke - Revolt of the Humans - Panther Books, 1955, First Edition.

Jonathan Burke - Revolt of the Humans - Panther Books, 1955, First Edition.

£30.00
Fred Hoyle & John Elliot - A for Andromeda - Souvenir Press, 1962, Proof.

Fred Hoyle & John Elliot - A for Andromeda - Souvenir Press, 1962, Proof.

£60.00
Alastair Reynolds - Century Rain - Gollancz, 2004, First Edition.

Alastair Reynolds - Century Rain - Gollancz, 2004, First Edition.

£35.00
Curt Siodmak - Donovan's Brain - Chapman and Hall, 1944, UK First Edition

Curt Siodmak - Donovan's Brain - Chapman and Hall, 1944, UK First Edition

£300.00 £500.00
John Wyndham - The Kraken Wakes - Michael Joseph, 1953, First Edition.

John Wyndham - The Kraken Wakes - Michael Joseph, 1953, First Edition.

£400.00
Brian W. Aldiss - The Canopy of Time - Faber, UK, 1959 - First Edition

Brian W. Aldiss - The Canopy of Time - Faber, UK, 1959 - First Edition

£60.00

This website is Copyright © 2019. Email: shop@hyraxia.com, Phone: 07557 652 609